Product Type: LG Electronics LCD monitors
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Member Name: ZakFenning
Advantages: Perfect 22" full HD monitor/TV with multiple AV inputs and outputs, and excellent speakers.
Disadvantages: No wall mounting
I have been using this monitor with a PS3 and a high-end gaming/video editing computer, for both devices the picture quality is absolutely superb. The full HD resolution of the LCD, combined with LED backlighting really pushes this monitor ahead of all others in the same price range and size.
An excellent user-friendly menu system allows for complex image alterations to be made, and those settings stored in two user defined presets; useful when using multiple inputs.
As a Freeview receiver this monitor delivers high quality SD footage from a few hundred radio and television stations, the quality of which can only be hindered by the signal available in your area, and the broadcast quality of the station itself, the monitor receiver itself is perfect for the screen size.
The touch panel buttons are responsive and work well. Do not let the in store display models fool you, I tried one in a local electronics shop before purchase which had incredibly unresponsive buttons. A fault like that is due to major wear and tear, the type that no one in a home environment would ever experience.
The speakers perform well, they are not professional grade, but for internal (hidden) speakers on a notably thin monitor, they are perfect. I have had no sound issues with the speakers, and I use them all the time for television.
The stand is sturdy, and the locking mechanism is much easier to use than on previous LG models, preferring a screw rather than snap-in lock, a definite improvement. This monitor cannot be wall mounted, so look elsewhere if that is a necessity.
The monitor is stylish, and the screen itself is accentuated nicely by the glossy black frame.
I cannot fault performance, LG have really outdone themselves with this monitor. An excellent buy.
Anything to be aware of?
I had to return the first monitor I bought due a manufacturing defect found on only a very small number of monitors. The green 3.5mm jack at the back, for headphone and speaker output became constantly on, meaning the internal speakers were constantly switched off. LG assured me that the store I bought it from would offer a hassle free swap or refund, which they did, even though I was in a branch hundreds of miles away from my purchase. In conclusion, you can certainly by this monitor with confidence.
Summary: I researched and tested all 22" monitor/TV's in this price range before concluding to buy this one.
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